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Eucalyptus archeri

alpine cider gum

E. archeri is a medium-sized (12-15m), evergreen tree with smooth grey and white bark, sometimes with patches of pink or pale green. Juvenile foliage is broadly oval and grey-green, on purple-flushed stems; adult leaves are more narrowly oval and greener. Flowers white, fluffy, in small clusters

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Size
Ultimate height
Higher than 12 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Grey Silver White Green Grey Silver
Summer Grey Silver White White Green Grey Silver
Autumn Grey Silver White Green Grey Silver
Winter Grey Silver White Green Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Myrtaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

Eucalyptus are evergreen trees or large shrubs, often fast-growing, some with attractive bark, most with aromatic foliage, and clusters of small, white, yellow or red flowers

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Australia (Tasmania)

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in slightly acidic, or neutral soil with full sun. Tolerates exposed and coastal conditions

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Hedging and screens
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Suckers (psyllids) may be a problem

Diseases

May be affected by silver leaf and oedema

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